The struggle to maintain a healthy weight is never easy. During a global pandemic, when emotions are high, routines are upended, and the pantry is always open, it can be even more difficult. Paige Quintero, MD, a bariatric surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky, answers HealthTalks Now hosts’ questions about the newly coined term “quarantine 15,” offering tips for controlling your weight when everything else feels out of control. She outlines options for managing weight loss safely, explains how to know if you’re a good candidate for bariatric services, and advises how to get started. In addition, she walks listeners through the surgical process, including preparations, follow-up care, and long-term maintenance. We also get to know Dr. Quintero, as she reveals her reasons for choosing the bariatric specialty and tells us what her life is like outside the hospital.
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